Sunday, October 16, 2011

Monongahela Incline

Monongahela Incline

After having brunch with my parents, I took the Monongahela incline home. The incline has been a way for pedestrians to get up and down the steep hillside of Mount Washington. There are two inclines that are located on the hillside.

It is a pretty incredible view of the city and a great way to travel on public transit.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sun shines on the Blue Band

Blue Band horn player in the sunshine

There is nothing like sitting in a stadium with 103,000 other people on a Saturday afternoon, watching your almi mater win. Hanging out with my sister, the great weather, meeting up with everyone at the tailgate, the feeling that your team can pull it off, makes it a great day.

While I was sitting in the stands, the horn section of the band was walking around and happened to walk up into our section next to our seats to play a quick tune.

I snapped a couple pics and this one of the young, clean faced Blue Band member bathed in sunlight summed up the day for me. It makes you believe everything is good in Happy Valley.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pittsburgh Skyline in a Fog Bank

City Skyline during a Foggy Day

One of the advantages of having an apartment on the hillside overlooking the city is that you get to experience mornings like this one.

With the sun just coming up and only the tips of the buildings peeking out of the fog, it makes for an incredible site. Only a short 30 minutes later, it was all gone. If you didn't wake up early enough or lived in a different place, it is like the moment never existed . . except on my camera and on this blog.